Call Me Perilous

When an
inexplicable madness grips the city, one man, or more than a man, takes it upon
himself to put a stop to it before the people tear each other apart.  Enter Perilous, an out-of-this-world hero who’s
trying to keep the world safe, all with a little help from his talking
gorilla.  That’s right, talking
gorilla.  Read the new Enemy Transmission
spin-off series Call Me Perilous from writer Michael Kuty and artist Daniel G.
A. Goiz, it’s sure to knock your socks off!
Call Me
Perilous, not the norm compared to most hero books.  Granted there have been quite a few blue
superheroes in the past, but that’s not what makes this different.   I mean, you’ve got a blue guy fighting off
rabid civilians, then there’s the talking gorilla, some grudges from the past,
vampires and top it all off with Perilous’ “adoptive” daughter.  So much happened in this one issue that, at
times, I found it a bit difficult to really get what was going on.  Sure, an origin story is included with this
issue, but that didn’t really clarify all of the craziness that
transpired.  Maybe there needed to be
more origins for some of the other characters introduced.  Maybe I needed to read the series this book
was spun-off from.  I don’t know for sure,
but it just needs that little extra something to really suck me into the mythos
of this universe.
               
 So,
despite what I’ve already said, the overall concept was rather
interesting.  I’m always one for a good
superhero story and this would have been really great, but if only there was a
bit more explanation behind some of the things that went on as I’ve
mentioned.   I’ve said my piece about the story, but the
artwork definitely has it going on. 
Everything works really well and all of the characters look great in
each panel.  Solid consistency
through-and-through is what I like to see and Daniel holds true to form with
everything he’s done.  Not trying to be
mean here, but the artwork in these indie books are usually hit-or-miss.  Let me tell you that Mr. Goiz is definitely a
hit and look forward to what he comes out with next.
 Now,
here’s another book that I’m having trouble getting a solid feel for.  It wasn’t terrible, just needs to slow the
pace down a bit for people who have never read Enemy Transmission.  There were a few small snags with the writing
and by snags I mean the dialog just didn’t seem to flow as well as it could
have in certain instances.  Other than
that the main thing is there was just a lot to take in all at once, but then
again it could just be me. 
Although
this wasn’t a hit right out of the gate for me, I still recommend checking it
out, especially if you’re already immersed in the Enemy Transmission
story line.  As I’ve said, I couldn’t
really follow the intricacies of the plot, but the plot was interesting enough
that I wouldn’t mind checking out the next issue to see where it goes and if things
become a bit clearer to me.  For more
info on where to pick up this issue visit the Enemy Transmission website.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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